The Wrist- FAQ
About the Wrist
The wrist is a complex joint that bridges the bones, ligaments, and muscles of the hand to those of the forearm. Pain in the wrist is quite common, but identifying the source of it can be difficult, as there are a multitude of injuries and conditions that can cause wrist pain.
Why am I having wrist pain?
Wrist pain can be the result of a condition that has developed over time or from overuse injuries like tendonitis (medically referred to as tendinitis), carpal tunnel syndrome, and arthritis, or as the result of an injury from an accidental fall or recent sports injury, such as a fracture or sprain.
Though often associated with sudden or acute injuries, such as sprains or fractures, wrist pain can also be brought on by more long-term issues, such as repetitive stress or overuse, arthritis, or carpal tunnel syndrome.
Should I get surgery for my wrist pain?
With regard to chronic conditions, such as tendonitis (medically referred to as tendinitis) and carpal tunnel, your pain and discomfort may significantly worsen, if left untreated.
This may implicate wrist surgery as a viable treatment option to relieve pain and restore function to your wrist. It may be time to seek treatment with a wrist specialist if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
Increased pain in the wrist or thumb
Tingling or numbness in the hand and forearm
Swelling or bruising on or around the wrist and forearm
Inability to carry, open, or twist objects without pain
Difficulty straightening the afflicted wrist
Why choose Dr. Joseph for your wrist surgery?
While wrist conditions and injuries sometimes require surgical intervention, Dr. Josephy will only consider surgical treatment options after nonsurgical methods have proven unsuccessful.
If surgery is necessary for you to make a full recovery, Dr. Joseph will use the safest and latest surgical methods proven to ensure optimal outcomes.